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High Tea at the Forests of the Kuensel Phodrang Park


An excellent opportunity to enjoy the ritual of a Bhutanese high tea in a splendid forest setting. The sunset views from Buddha Point, another name for Kuensel Phodrang,  are considered some of the finest in Bhutan, even as one marvels over the gorgeous vistas of the Thimpu valley. The Kuensel Phodrang Park area is also famed for the gilded bronze statue of a seated Sakyamuni Buddha or the Great Buddha Dordenma which is sited in a huge square amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuk, in the forested expanses of the park

Why you will love it

  • For the panoramas of the Kuensel Phodrang Park, located opposite Buddha Point.
  • Experiencing a cup of traditional butter tea (suja).
  • Feasting on traditional teatime pastries, cakes and savouries.

What you will experience

Enjoy high-tea by the forests of the Kuensel Phodrang Park located opposite the Buddha Point with some delicious locally made cakes/pastries along with a cup of tea or butter tea (Suja) with roasted rice (zaw) to include a touch of Bhutanese evening tea menu. A popular hot beverage in Bhutan is suja, or butter tea, is prepared with black tea mixed with butter and a touch of cream and Himalayan salt. The authentic Bhutanese version is made from butter and cream from yak milk! It’s perfect for warming you up and boosting your energy on a cold day. Back in the day, before the age of blenders,  the Bhutanese kitchen would have a huge churner which was used to churn the butter from yak milk, needed for the copious cups of tea enjoyed by the family through the day. Suja is an important part of festive occasions, such as weddings and festival such as the Bhutanese New Year (Losar), but also for, religious ceremonies and rituals.

On Request | 3 hours | Culinary Tours


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